You may have heard that cricket flour-based protein bars and chips (like Chirps Cricket Chips or Exo Bars) have been gaining traction as of late. That’s because crickets are a surprisingly good source of protein. In fact, crickets have about as much protein as chicken breast — but serve up three times the calcium! Unless you’re a die-hard Fear Factor fan, these bug snacks — which are free of tentacles and stray wings — might be too much to stomach for many. But not Angelina Jolie.
The fearless mom-of-six recently demonstrated how to cook and eat various Cambodian diet staples including tarantulas, scorpions, and beetles in a video to promote her new film, First They Killed My Father, which chronicles life in Cambodia under Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge as seen through the eyes of a child.
In the clip, she explains that she wasn’t always comfortable snacking on spiders. “You start with crickets. Crickets and a beer and then you kind of move up to tarantulas,” the 41-year-old actress explains as she fries scorpions with her children, including Maddox, 15, whom she adopted from Cambodia in 2002.
If you think you can stomach it, check out the clip of Jolie and her family snacking on the creepy crawlers, below. You won’t be able to look away! And if you’re interested in trying bugs for yourself, be sure to get your hands on these 4 Most Nutritious Bugs to Eat.
But don’t worry. Jolie doesn’t just chow down on creepy crawlers on a regular basis. A-lister Angelina Jolie fuels up with healthy grains like quinoa on a regular basis, according to Marie Claire UK. If you’re curious to find out what the other favorite healthy foods of popular celebrities are, then you won’t want to miss 35 Breakfasts Celebrities Swear By.